Linguistics, Inc. was founded by Lucy Silver to assist
 (1) speakers of other languages who are studying English as a second language.
 (2) parents of infants and young preschoolers in understanding language acquisiton and learning and in preparing young children to learn literacy.
(3) speakers of other dialects of English (e.g. African-American dialect and Spanglish) to find a "comfort zone" between their dialect and Standard American English.